10 January 2011

Obituary - Mrs. Cynthia Richardson

From the Isabella Enterprise
23 March 1890

Mrs. Cynthia Richardson died Monday March 17 of la grippe and was buried Wednesday from the house, Rev. D. B. Davidson officiating.  She was 76 years of age, a resident of this state twenty-two years and a resident of Isabella county seven years.

She was in Livingstson County, New York, in 1850, with her presumed father, John Backus (Daniel was living in a different household in 1850).  In 1860 Cynthia and Dan'l Richardson were living in Livonia, Livingston Co., NY with John W. Richardson, age 21. Daniel and Cynthia Richardson were living in Blackman Twp., Jackson Co., Michigan, in 1870.  Their son, Daniel L. Richardson and his family were living next door to Daniel & Cynthia in 1870

Her father was born in England according to the 1880 census?  Not if her father was John Backus.

Name: Cinthia Richardson
Residence: Gaines, Kent, Michigan
Birthdate: 1814
Birthplace: New York, United States
Relationship to Head: Wife
Spouse's Name: Daniel Richardson
Spouse's Birthplace: New York, United States
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: New York, United States
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 66 years
Collection: United States Census, 1880

The death record for Cynthia's son, Daniel L. Richardson, dated 4 February 1905,  listed Cynthia's maiden name as Backus.   The informant was Ida C. Wallace.

The obituary was indexed and the index was online (see this blog post for details).

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